Joseph Calabrese holds the Bipolar Disorders Research Chair and is Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. He is the Director of the Mood Disorders Program at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Calabrese also co-directs an NIMH-funded ‘Bipolar Disorders Research Centre, whose projects include research conducted by Bob Findling (Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) on the phenomenology and treatment of juvenile bipolar, and research conducted by Martha Sajatovic (Director of Geriatric Psychiatry), whose projects include late life bipolar disorder, health services research, and qualitative methodology.The research center is dedicated to the improvement of clinical outcomes in under-served populations of bipolar disorder, including those with bipolar depression, rapid cycling, children and adolescents, adults currently abusing alcohol and/or drugs, forensic complications of bipolar disorder, those receiving care within community mental health centres, older adults, and members of the Ohio National Guard.

Dr Calabrese has received numerous research grants from the NIMH and Federal agencies and published over 300 peer-reviewed papers. His primary scientific focus is the short- and long-term treatment of bipolar disorder, with special emphasis on bipolar depression and the rapid cycling pattern of presentation. Dr. Calabrese was chosen by psychiatry residents to receive the ‘Best Teacher of the Year Award’ in three different years, received the NARSAD Lifetime Achievement Award for his research in bipolar disorder in 2005, Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2006, and the Gerald L. Klerman Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

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